ORDINANCE NO. 172

             

     AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RIGGINS, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, APPROVING THE RIGGINS  URBAN RENEWAL PLAN; CONFIRMING THE DETERIORATED DECLARATION; ADOPTING A REVENUE ALLOCATION AREA; MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS IN SUPPORT THEREOF; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS PROPERLY RELATING THERETO, AND PROVIDING FOR THIS ORDINANCE TO BE EFFECTIVE UPON ITS PASSAGE, APPROVAL, AND PUBLICATION.

 

     WHEREAS the City of Riggins did on September 19, 2006, by Resolution No. 06-12, declare that a specifically described portion of the city limits of the City of Riggins was deteriorated and deteriorating, and in need of remediation by an urban renewal agency, and

 

     WHEREAS the City Council of the City of Riggins recommended that the Mayor of the City of Riggins appoint an urban renewal commission, and

 

     WHEREAS the Mayor of the City of Riggins did on September 19, 2006, with the advice and consent of the City Council, establish by an Order of Appointment, the Riggins Urban Renewal Agency, comprised of the Riggins City Council and other citizens, and

 

     WHEREAS the appointed Board of Commissioners of the Riggins Urban Renewal Agency has adopted By-Laws establishing its existence and has retained staff to assist it with its duties, and

 

     WHEREAS the Riggins Urban Renewal Agency has prepared an urban renewal plan pursuant to Title 50, Chapters 20 & 29, Idaho Code, for remediation of the deterioration found to exist, hereinafter referred to as the Riggins Urban Renewal Plan, and

 

     WHEREAS the Board of Commissioners of the Riggins Urban Renewal Agency, together with the Riggins City Council,  conducted a public hearing on December 11, 2006,  and have adopted Resolution 06-01 recommending approval of the Riggins Urban Renewal Plan by the City Council of the City of Riggins, and

 

     WHEREAS the Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Riggins has found that the Riggins Urban Renewal Plan conforms with the general plan of the City of Riggins.

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RIGGINS AS FOLLOWS:

 

Section 1: The City Council hereby makes the following findings of fact:

 

a. The area of the proposed plan has been previously declared by the City of Riggins to be a deteriorated and deteriorating area, and the Agency finds that the deterioration described by the City Council does in fact exist.

 

b. The Riggins Urban Renewal Plan provides for varying methods to remediate the described deterioration and prevent future deterioration, and contains the necessary elements required by Idaho law, including a tax allocation feasibility study which finds that the estimated tax increment revenue is sufficient to repay the debt to be incurred to provide the improvements described within the Plan.

 

 

c. The Riggins Urban Renewal Plan indicates the type of improvements and rehabilitation projects that are proposed to be carried out, including land uses, densities, building requirements, methods of financing, and a revenue allocation provision.

 

d. The Riggins Urban Renewal Plan describes a revenue allocation area by metes and bounds description, as described in Exhibit 1 and displayed in Exhibit 2, attached and incorporated by reference herein, that does not exceed the limitations of I.C. 50-2904(13).

 

e. The Riggins Urban Renewal Plan conforms to the general plan of the City of Riggins, and is in conformance with the Comprehensive Plan.

 

f. The Riggins Urban Renewal Plan does not anticipate the displacement of any families.

 

g. The Riggins Urban Renewal Plan will enhance public recreational facilities and activities within the City, and encourage private sector participation.

 

 

h. That unless the afore-mentioned conditions are improved, they will substantially impair the sound growth potential of the City of Riggins and will constitute an economic and social liability, and that further development in the area without such improvements will endanger the public health, safety and welfare.

 

i. That improvement of the property and the City services in the plan area are necessary and appropriate to facilitate the proper growth and development of the City in accordance with sound planning standards and local community objectives.

 

Section 2: The Mayor and City Council of the City of Riggins hereby adopts the Riggins Urban Renewal Plan and approves the revenue allocation area provided for in the Plan, and this Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon its adoption and approval and publication in the Idaho County Free Press.

 

     ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 11th day of December, 2006.

 

                         S/ Robert Crump

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Robert Crump, Mayor

 

              ATTEST:

 

 

           S/ June Whitten

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           June Whitten, Clerk-Treasurer